After at least two years of hints that he would be making a fifth installment in the franchise, Sylvester Stallone is now “about 99 percent sure” that Rambo is “pretty well done.” This comes after Stallone released several different takes on what another Rambo might look like—other than exceedingly veiny—including an apparently fake storyline involving human trafficking along the U.S./Mexico border. Most recently, Stallone was said to be adapting James Byron Huggins’ novel Hunter into the next Rambo film (to be subtitled The Savage Hunt), where Rambo would be hired by the military to track a possibly immortal “half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments” all across the Arctic Circle. Now Stallone seems to have decided
that’s a completely fucking ridiculous plotline that’s one step away from Rambo: In Space that another Rambo adventure would be “misinterpreted as a mercenary gesture and not necessary.” Instead, he’s concentrating on making a director’s cut of 2008’s Rambo—including adding back in a long speech near the beginning of the movie about “why war is natural and peace is an accident”—and already talking about a sequel to August’s The Expendables.
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